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Alternative to Plastic Wrap

_mg_2015-logo Panyaden parent, Antionette, came to the Year 2 class to show students how to make wax-coated fabric squares

Panyaden parent, Antionette, Ylvie’s mum, came to the Year 2 class to show students how to make wax-coated fabric squares. Students learned about an alternative to plastic wrap for food and other things and at the same time were able to make something useful to take home. Super bees!

Panyaden parent teachers Year 2 students how to make beeswax fabric Panyaden students making beeswax fabric, an alternative to paper and plastic Making beeswax fabric, Panyaden International School beeswax fabric-making, Panyaden International School Happy Y2 students with their super beeswax fabrics, Panyaden International School

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P4 Figurative Writing Unit

DSCF6803 P4 share their alliterative book with Kindergarten 2, Panyaden School
Grade 4 students discovered alliteration in their figurative writing unit. After creating their own alliterative alphabet book, they wanted to share their work with the Kindergarten 2 class who have been learning their ABCs.

DSCF6812 Prathom (Grade 4) share their own alliterative book with K2, Panyaden School chiang Mai DSCF6822 Kindergarten 2 studens enjoying the alliteration session by Prathom 4 (P4), Panyaden School DSCF6807 Prathom/Grade 4 enjoy sharing their alliterative book with Kindergarten 2 class, Panyaden School

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Prathom Mindfulness Activity

Prathom mediation, Panyaden School

During our Wednesday morning sati and samadhi (mindfulness and concentration) session, P3-P6 exercised their memorisation and focusing skills with a coin game. Kru Ying gave sets of coins to small groups of students, who then took turns in putting them in a different order and before screening them from view. The group then had to memorise and recreate the sequence. This simple but effective exercise helps train our students to stay present and focus on the task at hand. The session ended with everyone sitting in quiet meditation before going back to class. Photos on the blog.
Prathom students engaged in coin game

Wise Habit Skit

Panyaden wise habit, Indriya-samvara skit by teachers
This morning, our teachers staged a skit about two little pigs to demonstrate examples of Indriya-samvara (using our senses wisely) such as paying attention to the teachers, good eating habits, staying silent and respectful of other readers in the library and not bringing snacks into class.

This Week’s Wise Habit


ความยินดีในกิจที่ทำ (ฉันทะ)

Panyaden School teacher talking about Buddhust wise habit  Learn through play and experience at Panyaden, bilingual school in Chiang Mai

The Kung Fu Chef  has come with his special pot of soup again! He congratulated K2-3 students for sending him more letters than any other class giving examples of how they had practiced last week’s habit, ‘Mattannuta’ (‘knowing the right amount’) and invited them to help him put the ingredient into his big shiny pot.

Teachers & students of Panyaden School, bilingual school in Chiang Mai Kindergarten students at international school in Chiang Mai, Panyaden Kindergarten students learning through play at Panayden School, internationa school in Chiang Mai

Deftly kicking his right leg out and raising his left arm, our Kung Fu Chef then demonstrated this week’s new wise habit ‘Chanta’ or ความยินดีในกิจที่ทำ (ฉันทะ), which means ‘desiring truth, knowledge and goodness.’ For more on the meaning of ‘Chanta’, read Panyaden School Director Neil Amas’ upcoming post on the subject.

Kindergarten student learning through games and role-playing at Panyaden School, bilingual school in Chiang Mai Here we go! Panyaden School's teacher with kindergarten student demonstrating a kung fu move Panyaden School, bilingual school in Chiang Mai School teachers, staff & students of Panyaden School, international school in Chiang Mai Look! I can do this too! Nursery & kindergarten students of Panyaden, bilingual school in Chiang Mai

Reading Week & Father’s Day Activities (Nov 28 – 2 Dec)

Monday, Nov 28:

  • Morning: Students will go to bookstores (99THB Bookstore and Surawong) and buy one book each for the school library.
  • 3.30-4.30pm: Small discussion and exchange session between teachers & parents: “The Power of Reading”.
Wednesday, Nov 29:

  • 8.30-9.30am: Professional storyteller to read and perform for all students at Assembly Hall.
  • 9.45-10.15am: Workshop about reading and acting for K2-3
  • 10.30-11.15am: Workshop for P1-P5
Thursday, Nov 30:

  • All day: Fun reading activities in small groups for children of all ages.
Friday (Focus on Father’s Day)

  • Morning class: Reading about and writing to the King (Father’s Day). Students will make cards to salute our King and to hang them at the tree bearing the King’s photos (Parent’s Sala).
  • 3:00-4:00pm: All students will plant home-grown vegetables (i.e. chilli, garlic, lemongrass etc) in our garden area so our chef can harvest it later for cooking our food. This activity is linked to self-sufficiency projects originated by our King. All parents are welcome to join us.
Every morning Assembly:

  • -Storytelling/reading by our teachers to all students and the DEAR programme (all students need to Drop Everything And just Read)
Every lunch time:

  • “Read under a tree” (independent reading time)
  • “Once upon a time” (story read by a teacher; voluntary participation)
Ongoing projects:

  • “One Leaf at a Time”: After students finish reading a book, they can put a leaf card on the world map (what the story is about/ what happens).
  • “Where in the World”: The world map that students need to put the leaf on. If they put more = they read more. We may give a reward to the winner of the month/the year (who read the most number of books).